3 Alamo Colleges campuses get accreditation reaffirmed

NW Vista, SA College, St. Phillip's placed on warning status in Dec. 2016

By Chris Shadrock - Web - News Producer

SAN ANTONIO - The Alamo Colleges announced Tuesday that three of its campuses accreditation were reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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The colleges worked with the Alamo College District to implement changes to their policies and procedures after a warning status was placed on them in December 2016.

All three schools continued to be accredited during the warning period.

“The Board is extremely proud of the outstanding level of collaboration and the dedication and hard work on the part of the administration, faculty and staff at Northwest Vista, St. Philip’s and San Antonio Colleges which has resulted in this wonderful news,” said Alamo Colleges District board of trustees Chair Dr. Yvonne Katz.

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The issues focused on the independence between the individual colleges and the district.

The district said the following measures were addressed:

  • A redesign of the colleges’ transcripts revising the intra-district transcription of credits and the calculation of a college-specific (rather than district) GPA
  • Revisions to the board policies, such as the policy related to curricular issues, which was changed to ensure the faculty maintain the primary responsibility for curricular content.
  • Branding and naming conventions which make clearer the distinction between the colleges and the district.
  • Revision of Offer Letters and Contracts of Employment as recommended by SACSCOC and dissemination of these updated documents to all new hires as of January 2017.

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